1840.000.00 MO HealthNet Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

1840.025.05 Failure to Pay Initial Premium

IM-22 April 11, 2024

Failure to pay the premium at initial approval or a level of care change from non-premium to premium will not impose a penalty period.  Children remain eligible due to Continuous Eligibility for Children (CEC) but have no coverage until the initial premium has been paid.

Note:  The CEC period begins at approval. Coverage, granted by MO HealthNet Division (MHD), begins once the first premium payment is paid.  Refer to 1805.070.00 Continuous Eligibility for Children (CEC).